British Touring Championship – Donington Park Results
- April 30, 2019
- Posted by: Josh Locke
- Category: Automotive Industry, BTCC, News
It was a challenging weekend at Donington Park for Trade Price Cars. However, Jake Hill showed great determination to turn around his fortunes and finish the final race in 6th place.
The Defending British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington got his 2019 title defence up and running after winning his first race of the season following an incident-packed opening race. The Team BMW driver led every lap from pole position to record his first BTCC victory since Oulton Park last year and jumps up to fifth in the standings as a result.
Unfortunately for Trade Price Cars, Jake Hill was involved in a collision and did not finish the first race. Apparent contact from drivers ahead caused a huge coming together, with two cars out on the spot. Further contact between Ollie Jackson and Jake Hill, who were both trying to avoid getting caught in the melee, meant that they fell victim to the incident.
Looking to recover in race two, Jake Hill had a superb drive. A mighty charge back up the order to finish the second race in ninth position secured a strong starting position for race three. Reigning British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington moved up to third position in the early championship standings after making it two victories from two.
Ending On A High
The final race didn’t disappoint the local crowd, and it was the best race of the day for Trade Price Cars. Jake Hill battled high up the grid after a strong starting position and jostled to keep a grip on another memorable podium finish. Sadly, it was not to be, as Jake slipped to sixth, but can be commended for a great drive as he battled right until the end. Tom Ingram was able to send over 4,000 Toyota employee’s home with a smile after he secured 1st place in the new Corolla.
Mark Blundell completed all three races and continues to gain experience of the BTCC atmosphere, he will be hopeful of making a stronger push in the next few races. Jake meanwhile will be hopeful of replicating the success of Tom Ingram, with a 1st place finish of his own in the next few races. He now sits 8th overall in the BTCC Championship, 23 points off leader Ash Sutton with plenty of points left to play for.
Next up is Thruxton on the 18th-19th May. Congratulations to Trade Price Cars Racing for another great weekend. We can’t wait until next time!
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